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CERB & EI Supports

Q: What is the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)? On March 25th 2020, the federal government announced the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to help Canadians facing undue hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The CERB is a simpler and more accessible combination of the previously announced Emergency Care Benefit

Conservatives Propose to Fast-Track Small Business Wage Subsidy

Conservatives Propose to Fast-Track Small Business Wage Subsidy April 13, 2020 – Conservative Shadow Minister for Small Business and Export Promotion, James Cumming, and Conservative Shadow Minister for Finance, Pierre Poilievre, today announced a practical solution to fast-track rescue aid to small businesses. The government’s wage subsidy program became law Saturday and the Canada

Farming & Farm Labour Supports

Q: What is the government doing for farmers? A: Farmers have always worked hard day and night to supply a safe and abundant food supply for Canadians. Locally, we have dairy, beef, hogs, poultry, cash crop, fruits, vegetables and other horticultural operations. We’re also blessed to have many

Summer Jobs Program

Q: Has COVID-19 affected the Canada Summer Jobs Program? A: Yes. The federal government announced changes to the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program on April 8 to help create summer openings for up to 70,000 youth as we deal with the COVID-19 crisis in our communities. These enhancements will include: an increase to

Ontario Health Care & Education Info

Q: What is the provincial government responsible for? A: The Government of Ontario has taken a leadership role during COVID-19 – particularly on matters of provincial jurisdiction. This include healthcare, testing, securing personal protective equipment for our healthcare workers and first responders, as well as offering financial supports

Public Spaces & City Info

The City of Hamilton has played an instrumental role in the response to COVID-19.  From Public Health, to the closure of public spaces, deferral of municipal property taxes and changes to bus service, the City has responded.  These are the highlights. For further information, be sure to click the links. Q: What is

Health Lines & Resources

**Video message to be posted shortly** Contact Our Office Links to Help You: Government of Canada COVID-19 page: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/awareness-resources.html  Ontario Self-Assessment: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/#q0  Hamilton Public Health: https://www.hamilton.ca/coronavirus COVID Hotline: 905-974-9848 Send questions to phscovid19@hamilton.ca Mental Health: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/taking-care-mental-health.html https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-health-and-covid-19 Ontario increases resources for Mental

Canada Child Benefit

Q: Has the Canada Child Benefit been increased? A: Yes.  The federal government is has increased the maximum annual Canada Child Benefit (CCB) payment amounts, only for the 2019-20 benefit year, by $300 per child. The overall increase for families receiving CCB will be approximately $550 on average;

Video Gallery

New videos being added each week. Video Quality & Distancing Protocols A message about social distancing protocols used during the filming process. Stop the Spread of COVID-19 Helping you stay healthy and safe by stopping the spread of COVID-19. What